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A diverse order of typically free-living copepod crustaceans which are mainly epibenthic, burrowing or interstitial forms, occasionally planktonic or parasitic; characterized by the fusion of the inner branch (endopod) of the fifth leg to its base; feeding primarily on algae and a variety of microorganisms. It contains about 3,000 species from both marine and freshwater habitats.
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